GPJA #461 (part 3 of 3): International news and analysis


– Of the world’s 200 richest people, Bloomberg News estimates, at least a third “control part of their personal fortune through an offshore holding company” or other entity that helps make income more difficult to tax.

– “The U.S. economy has recovered for households with net worth of $500,000 or more, a new study shows. The recession continues for almost everyone else. Wealthy households boosted their net worth by 21.2 percent in the aftermath of the recession, according to the study released today by the Pew Research Center. The rest of America lost 4.9 percent of household wealth from 2009 to 2011.”


” Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives… You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side now here in this country of ours… you, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land. They have become our sons as well.” Ataturk, 1934

“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men” : Voltaire.

“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” Albert Einstein

“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men”: Plato

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” Galileo Galilei

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)



May Day marked by global workers’ protests – Hundreds of thousands march in Cuba in support of workers’ rights, and in honor of late Venezuelan ally Hugo Chavez.

May Day: Reflecting on Bangladesh factory disaster and corporate terror

A Desperate Situation at Guantánamo: Over 130 Prisoners on Hunger Strike, Dozens Being Force-Fed

Noam Chomsky: Global Democratic Uprisings and New Challenges to US Empire

Can corporations co-exist with democracy? Rebecca Fisher of Corporate Watch is editor of Managing Democracy, Managing Dissent: Capitalism, Democracy and the Organisation of Consent. A talk given by Rebecca Fisher of Corporate Watch to Democracy Café at the launch meeting on 11 April 2013. The event was organised by the Real Democracy working group of Occupy London.

Over 100 Million Women Lead Migrant Workers Worldwide

Save the Children reports that a million newborns every year die the same day they are born. Most of these babies die of infections and could be treated with inexpensive antibiotics.

Asef Bayat: Revolution in Bad Times How, then, are we to make sense of the Arab revolts, two years after the ousting of Mubarak and Ben Ali?

Tariq Ali responds to Asef Bayat.


Why we should pull the plug on privatising electricity

Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers

From Spring Swoon to the Big Crash – Back to Recession by MIKE WHITNEY

May Day 2013: Fragile Economies, Aggressive Bosses and Struggling Workers

Political Corruption and the “Free Trade” Racket

WTO: Who will be the next head? Contest for the post of WTO director-general pits Washington’s candidate and programme against most of the world.

The War on Wages and The Road to Bangladesh

Political corruption and the ‘free trade’ racket – The US-EU free trade pact and TPP are about securing regulatory gains for major corporate interests, writes Baker.

Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever


Change the System, Not the Climate: To Reclaim Our Future, We Must Change the Present. Our Proposal for Changing the System and not the Climate. Climate Space, World Social Forum 2013

New York conference charts path toward ‘System change not climate change’

Greenhouse gas levels highest in 3m years

West, Texas explosion the price of our fertilizer addiction

Why unionists must build the climate change fight

To reclaim our future, we must change the present! A program for changing the system, not the climate

Ellen Cantarow, Big Energy Means Big Pollution

Foundations for the Consolidation and Action of an Ecosocialist Network


Book Launch: Continental Crucible – Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America

“The Trials of Muhammad Ali”: Boxing Champ’s Refusal to Serve in Vietnam Was the Fight of His Life

Isabel Allende on “Maya’s Notebook,” Drug Addiction, 1973 Chilean Coup & Death of Poet Pablo Neruda


Eduardo Galeano, Chronicler of Latin America’s “Open Veins,” on His New Book “Children of the Days”


A continuing surge of violence: Helen Redmond reports from Kabul on the latest developments in the war as the date that Barack Obama has promised withdrawal of U.S. troops approaches.

Afghanistan, Slush Funds and Sleaze

Shameful exposé of Afghan war waste but not enough grunt in media scrutiny


Australian aboriginals learn how to read and write with the help of Cuba

In Canada and Australia, shameful treatment of Aboriginal peoples

Hold the Front Page! We Need Free Media, Not an Order of Mates By John Pilger

Australia’s Boom is Anything but for its Aboriginal People – The story of the first Australians is still poverty and humiliation, while their land yields the world’s biggest resources boom By John Pilger

Genocide against Australia’s Aboriginal people is one theme that runs through the history of the last 225 years. The failure to recognise that genocide is another ongoing theme. ANZAC Day, the supposed symbol and celebration of the ‘nation’ denies this most obvious truth – Australian society was founded on the genocide of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and that genocide continues today.

The myth of ANZAC Day in Australia

Carlo’s Corner: Gallipoli — never forget… and never forgive – Some things should never be forgotten, and some things should never be forgiven. Both apply to the mass slaughter of ordinary people in World War I, including Gallipoli.


With Father and Sister Imprisoned, Exiled Bahraini Activist Maryam Alkhawaja Condemns Ongoing Abuses


Special Report: How textile kings weave a hold on Bangladesh

New fatal fire as talks continue on Bangladeshi safety plan

Bangladeshis burn factories to protest unsafe conditions

A Bangladeshi woman holds a picture of her missing husband at the crumbled building in Savar. (Kevin Frayer/AP)

With Bangladesh Toll Over 700, ‘Which Brands Accept Blood on Their Labels?’

Factory boss arrested as rage hits streets

Make garment factories in Bangladesh safe

Made in Bangladesh – The Terror of Capitalism By Vijay Prashad: Famous name brands were stitched here, as are clothes that hang on the satanic shelves of Wal-Mart.

Survivor of Bangladesh’s Tazreen Factory Fire Urges U.S. Retailers to Stop Blocking Worker Safety

Bangladesh Workers vent May Day fury after disaster


Using the Cold War: The Truman Administration’s Response to the Bolivian National Revolution

Bolivia Earns $16 Billion from Energy Industry Since Nationalization

Bolivian President Morales Shuns USAID: Why He May Not Need The Money

Once Again on So-called “Extractivism” by Álvaro García Linera

There are no recipes for socialism’: interview with Hugo Moldiz, Bolivian Marxist


Jim Stanford, senior economist for the Canadian Auto Workers, explains the important role the union movement plays in the Canadian economy.

Only certain types of tragedies spark swift political action: Tim Harper

Building Strategically: An Introduction to Solidarity Halifax


Hong Kong port strike is over


March for Peace Floods Streets of Bogota


Cinema in the Service of Revolution – Confronting Polemics With Alfredo Guevara


The Need To Work For Peace On The Korean Peninsula

Prosecutable US Crimes against Humanity in Korea

North Korea threatened by rogue nuclear state


Libya adopts law barring Kadhafi-era officials


120,000 protest fraudulent election (+ photos)


France parliament votes to extend combat mission while UN Security Council readies a policing force


UN Concerned over Persistent Papua Abuse

AUDIO: Support for media institutions will boost press freedom, says academic

Disturbing trends for journalists’ protection


Pakistan High Court Declares US Drone Strikes as Illegal


Israel’s tools: humiliation, degradation & terror

Six Israeli security chiefs stun world

Stephen Hawking Confirms Support of Israel Boycott

Amnesty calls on Israel to release Palestinian academic jailed “to deter left-wing activists”


‘Time for another April 25 revolution’


Speech delivered by prominent South African politician, former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the “Freedom & Dignity” international conference in Ramallah, Palestine on April 27, which coincided with ‘Freedom Day’ in South Africa.


Spain Is Beyond Doomed: The 2 Scariest Unemployment Charts Ever

Cuban exiles evicted by police in Spain – a harsh lesson in “Western democracy”

Anti-eviction pickets drive gov’t rage


Syria and sarin gas: US claims have a very familiar ring

Robert Fisk on Syria’s Civil War, Chemical Weapons “Theater” & Obama’s Backing of Israeli Strikes

Seumus Milne: The west and its allies cynically bleed Syria to weaken Iran –

If western politicians were really interested in saving lives, they would use their leverage to negotiate a settlement

Syria, US Wars of Aggression, and the Wrong ‘Red Lines’: The world we inhabit badly needs red lines, but “the right red lines” By Richard Falk

The Free Syrian Army is being taken over by groups of jihadist thugs


The Churchill you didn’t know: Thousands voted him the greatest Briton – but did they know about his views on Gandhi, gassing and Jews…

10 popular myths debunked: We’ve all heard some of the great half-truths doing the rounds: a third of Britons are immigrants; benefit fraud costs us billions; you’re never more that 6ft from a rat. But how do they square up to reality?

Exclusive: Len McCluskey declares war on shadow cabinet “Blairites”


Behind the Cleveland Kidnappings, A Culture of “Toxic Masculinity” & Gender-Based Violence

Did Police Negligence & Suspect Ariel Castro’s Unpunished Domestic Abuse Prolong Victims’ Captivity?

Chicago Workers Open New Cooperatively Owned Factory Five Years After Republic Windows Occupation

“Love Has No Color”: Georgia High School Students Set to Hold First Integrated Prom

Wealth Gap Among Races Widened Since Recession

Divestment at UCSB by Richard Falk

Austerity Has Cost The U.S. Economy 2.2 Million Jobs: Study

America’s shameful history in Vietnam finally revealed

Going Back to Class: Why We Need to Make University Free, and How We Can Do It

Adidas Caves, Pays Garment Workers What They’re Owed

A Desperate Situation at Guantánamo: Over 130 Prisoners on Hunger Strike, Dozens Being Force-Fed

Former US Drone Pilot On The Effects Of Killing By Remote Control

Death is Preferable to Life at Obama’s Guantanamo

How the One Percent Rules

“Manufacturing Consent” 25 Years Later


AFL-CIO’s Non-Union Worker Group Headed Into Workplaces in Fifty States

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers went on strike in Chicago

Image: A protester holds up a sign at a demonstration outside McDonald's in Times Square in New York

Fast food and retail workers hit the streets of downtown Chicago on Monday in a “fight for 15” an hour

Supply Chain Workers Tell Walmart’s Dirty Secrets

Fast Food Workers Strike in St. Louis

29 Shocking Facts That Prove That College Education In America Is A Giant Money Making Scam

Fast food walkout planned in Chicago

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Detroit Fast Food Workers Join Strike Wave

Retail and Fast Food Workers Strike in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile


Imperialism prepares fascist movement to defeat revolution

Hugo Chávez: Tribune of world’s dispossessed/Tribuna de los desposeídos del mundo

New president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro

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